I am a person-centred counsellor based in in Denham Green, South Buckinghamshire (UB9 5NA). I have experience of working with a wide range of clients including those from the LGB community.
I offer counselling for individuals over the age of 18 on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Counselling provides a space where you can express your thoughts and feelings without the fear of being criticised and where you determine the pace and content for each session enabling you to explore and talk through whatever difficulties, problems or issues are impacting upon your life.
At the heart of Person Centred Counselling is the belief that, given the right conditions, all individuals can thrive and reach their full potential. It is the individual client who knows what hurts and what they feel ready to start to explore within the safety of a therapeutic relationship.
As such I work in a non-directive manner where you determine the pace and content of sessions in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment, where you will be listened to, heard, accepted and valued for who you are.
Although I am predominantly a Person-Centred Counsellor I also incorporate other approaches according to individual need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Brunel University and followed this with a Foundation Degree in Counselling from Middlesex University.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and continually seek to further develp my professional practice and knowledge by attending specialist training events and workshops.
I hold full public liability insurance.
Alongside my counselling practice I also provide professional training and workshops for trainee and qualified counsellors.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also specialize in working with individuals who identify as being lesbian, gay and bisexual or who are questioning their sexuality.
My current fee is £50 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes and is usually held on a weekly basis. Some concessions available.
I also offer reduced rates for trainee counsellors.
Denham Green Practice: Car Parking available at location - no cost
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes.